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User Review  - mugwump2 - LibraryThing

180 people have already said this book rocks...: I am #181. This biography blew me away. Athough the duel and outcome were not a surprise to say the least (I live in Weehawken, for one), I found ... Read full review

ALEXANDER HAMILTON

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A splendid life of an enlightened reactionary and forgotten Founding Father."In all probability," writes financial historian/biographer Chernow (Titan, 1998, etc.), "Alexander Hamilton is the foremost ... Read full review

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User Review  - nbmars - LibraryThing

Alexander Hamilton's wife Eliza lived fifty years after her husband was killed in a duel by Aaron Burr, and would frequently say thereafter that she longed for a reunion with "her Hamilton." After ... Read full review

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User Review  - BruceAir - LibraryThing

Like a lot of U.S. citizens, I'm still catching up on my American History. Chernow's book may approach hagiography, but it still does much to move the story of the American Revolution and the early ... Read full review

Alexander Hamilton

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In this favorable, hefty biography of Alexander Hamilton, Chernow (The Warburgs; The House of Morgan) makes the case for him as one of the most important Founding Fathers, arguing that America is heir ... Read full review

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I've listened to the audio book (I have a long commute!!). It's terrific -- a lot here, but also well-paced-- and the reader ( Scott Brick) is, honestly, wonderful to listen to. By a strange coincidence, I picked it up at random just before my wife and daughter went to see the show. I didn't know Miranda had based the show on this book for about three days after. 


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